Midday Dispatch – Corporate and Financial News

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The EU’s powerful antitrust authority launched an in-depth investigation into Amazon on Wednesday, amid suspicions the US-based online behemoth misuses merchant data hosted on its website. France 24 / Reuters 

In June 2019, the annual rate of inflation, in Malta, as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) was 1.8 per cent, up from 1.7 per cent in May 2019.  NSO

Italy’s financial police have seized board meeting minutes from the Rome offices of Atlantia, whose subsidiary operated the Genoa bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people. Financial Times 

The price of a house in London fell by 4.4% over the year to May 2019, marking the biggest annual slowdown in almost ten years.  CNBC 

In an interview with Yahoo this week, Abigail Disney said she decided to check out Disneyland’s worker conditions after a worker sent her a Facebook message. After the visit, she said she was “so livid” that the company didn’t respect its workers enough. CNN

Currency traders who were wary of positioning outright for a hard Brexit outcome may finally be throwing in the towel: heavy selling has hit sterling this month and metrics such as derivatives and positioning suggest no respite ahead. Reuters 

United Airlines is getting creative in its plans to maintain capacity as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max enters its fifth month. CNN Business 

A solar energy system made up of 15,000 photovoltaic panels has been installed at Dubai International airport. CNBC 

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